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Defense Minister Naftali Bennett (Right) and IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi (Left)
IDF officers object to decision to cut security coordinators ties

In support of the security coordinators, IDF officers began voicing objections to the upper echelons of the military and sections responsible for budgetary matters, including the defense minister.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
14/12/2019
Israeli Right and Left relieved at Boris Johnson’s win in UK

Netanyahu congratulates ‘friend’ Johnson on UK election victory

Burger King
Holy bacon! Burger King uses Orthodox ad to tout kosher version

At the bottom of the ad, in lettering and grammar meant to resemble a biblical verse, are the words, "And may the house be filled with the smell of turkey bacon."

Deni Avdija poised to take big step up

Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 18-year-old phenom set for larger role due to club’s injuries, and NBA is watching

What derailed Israel's unity government?

Middle Israel: A broad government is needed in order to do things in two fields that Netanyahu never touched during his long years in power: religion and state, constitutional reform.

Netanyahu: The country’s Rorschach test - analysis

Netanyahu has become a domestic issue, and one that deeply divides the country.

12/12/2019
Will Israel's third elections be a festival of hate, violence and disgust?

MKs waste no time in starting to campaign for the third time in a year, and it promises to be vicious. The question is if anyone will listen.

14/12/2019
Israeli cycling pedals forward with Tour de France team

Monumental accomplishment for five-year-old squad to participate in world's most prestigious race.

Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter (right) with IISD founder Albert Dadon
Australian A-G reaffirms country's desire for resolution of Leifer case

Christian Porter describes Australia-Israel ties as an ‘excellent and co-operative relationship.’

16 chess grandmasters arrive in Jerusalem for historic competition

For the first time, Israel is hosting the International Chess Federation [FIDE] championship.

SKETCH OF the Temple’s Menorah as described in Exodus, by Fray Juan Ricci (1600–1681)
The spiritual sufganiya

When you begin to examine things a little deeper though, you will discover there is more to this eclectic mix of tales and customs than a simple child’s story.

12/12/2019
ROCKEFELLER MUSEUM, east Jerusalem
Grapevine: Human mosaic

IN THE days when he was director of the Israel Museum, one of the people with whom James Snyder worked closely was Dan Meridor, who at the time was chairman of the museum’s board.

Beit Hillel returns to its roots with a stunning production of  ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
On the spectrum: The many colors of Jerusalem on view during white night

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel good about the municipality? Wouldn’t it be great to pay our housing taxes and, maybe, even our parking fines with a smile on our face?

12/12/2019
‘LAY LOW,’ Ya’ara Zach.
The art of Kaddish

Art book records writer’s mother’s death as an act of saying Kaddish, via the graphic medicine genre.

By HEDDY BREUER ABRAMOWITZ
12/12/2019
Beit Hillel returns to its roots with a stunning production of  ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Beit Hillel returns to its roots with ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ production

Inspired by Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye and His Daughters, the story relates a gripping tale of life in a small Russian shtetl in the early 1900s.

By YAKIR FELDMAN
12/12/2019
ORGANIZERS JENNA ROMANO (far left)  and Danielle Gorodenzik  (left), at last year’s In Print Art Boo
The In Print fair at Hansen House shines a spotlight on art books

For organizers Danielle Gorodenzik and Jenna Romana, the idea for an art book fair started percolating way before it became a reality.

By HEDDY BREUER ABRAMOWITZ
12/12/2019
OFER BERKOVITCH: From obscurity to credibility.
Ofer Berkovitch: Roaring against the 'Lion'

Opposition leader Ofer Berkovitch is hungry to help Jerusalem.

Actors demonstrate the Israeli Shin Bet torture method known as "Banana b'kiseh"
Would we know if Palestinians were being tortured by the Shin Bet?

The High Court of Justice has declared torture of detainees – whether they are sympathetic or not – to be illegal since 1999, even for terrorists.

Moshe Lion, 2019.
Jerusalem affairs: Peggy Cidor’s round-up

Mayor Moshe Lion himself gave the green light for the American Embassy compound earlier this week, following a meeting he had with representatives of the US State Department.

12/12/2019
DEPUTY MAYOR Eliezer Rauchberger, head of the powerful local planning and construction committee.
A strong man at Jerusalem's Safra Square

Eliezer Rauchberger seems to be the new strongman at the Jerusalem municipality, the first haredi to amass such power in recent memory.

12/12/2019
Jewish youth wave Israeli flags as they participate in a march marking "Jerusalem Day", near Damascu
Israelis pessimistic about next gov’t making peace with Palestinians - poll

Israelis prefer two state solution to one state and a permanent agreement to the status quo.

NETANYAHU
Netanyahu can stay prime minister for now - High Court

Mandelblit rejected the arguments about incompetence and about Netanyahu being weaker as a transitional prime minister, and called the question of whether he could form a new government theoretical.

Imprisoned Israeli's appeal delayed for a week by Russian authorities

The appeal was delayed following her request to attend in person rather than through video.

By OMRI RON
13/12/2019
A media tour showcases the last stages of the construction of the new high-speed railway between Tel
Tel Aviv - Jerusalem railway to commence operations on December 21

More than a decade overdue, the railway will finally carry its first passengers.

12/12/2019
A billboard in Tel Aviv calls for sweeping judicial reforms, to save Israel's democracy.
Giant billboard in Tel Aviv installed to 'Save Israel's Democracy'

The billboard calls for sweeping reform of the Israeli judicial system in the wake of growing public distrust.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
12/12/2019
Jeremy Corbyn with Rabbi Pinter, former Labour Labour councillor
Israel "very troubled" by Jeremy Corbyn run in UK election

"Corbyn is a real danger to Israel-Britain relations, and I know British Jewry is very worried about this possibility," Deputy Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Ynet TV.

By REUTERS
12/12/2019
Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Liberman: I will support pardon for Netanyahu if he quits politics

Yisrael Beytenu's leader said that he would support “not immunity – a pardon in exchange for an honorable discharge.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/12/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Netanyahu: I will quit all my ministerial duties by January 1

Porfolios that he currently holds are the Health Ministry, Diaspora Ministry and Welfare Ministry, although he still intends to continue acting as prime minister.

Egyptian official on Palestinian TV denies Jewish history in Israel

The appearance was part of a wider narrative by the Palestinian Authority, which insists that archaeological evidence of a continuous Jewish presence in Israel is forgery.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
12/12/2019
 The EU, Denmark and the Palestinian Authority inaugurate multipurpose buildings in Area C villages
EU and Denmark inaugurate new public buildings in Area C

The buildings, in villages near Bethlehem, will house the village councils in addition to providing space for community events.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
12/12/2019
Quentin Tarantino to attend Jerusalem Cinematheque screening on Saturday

The master director of such classics as Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs will attend a screening of a documentary about his work.

Suspected 'price tag' crime west of Nazareth, northern Israel

There were reports of vandalism to two buildings sprayed with graffiti. One of them said "Muhammad Pig" and the other said "Arabs are enemies to expel or kill."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/12/2019
Danon invites 'dozens' of UN ambassadors to tour the City of David

"We hope that this in turn will encourage the ambassadors to stand for truth, the truth of the rights of the Jewish People to Jerusalem and to the State of Israel."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
12/12/2019
Wertheims take over majority of Mizrahi Bank

The two joined the bank’s shareholders in December 2016, but according to Israeli law had to undergo a trial period until this week.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/12/2019
Bir Zeit University near Ramallah
Bir Zeit University bans ‘paramilitary’ rally, sparking student protests

The administration announced it has decided to “evacuate all students quickly and until further notice.”

 TANYA ROSENBLATT MARCIANO
Israel veterans: Stop being a spectator...

... and get into the game!

By Rivkah Lambert Adler
11/12/2019
‘JACOB WRESTLING with the Angel,’ fresco of Eugène Delacroix.
Jacob’s & Herzl’s struggle

Herzl’s interpretation of Jacob’s conflict also is indicative of his own.

11/12/2019
JSO’s ‘Rigoletto’ success

It is a pleasure to be able to report that the performance was, on the whole, a success with flying colors.

By URY EPPSTEIN
11/12/2019
Lifetime award for poet Rivka Miriam

Born in Jerusalem in 1952, Miriam took as her pen name the names of two close family members who perished at Treblinka.

By HELEN KAYE
11/12/2019
FAITH IN God allows us to see beyond the horizon
Parashat Vayishlach : The light at the end of the night

Faith in God allows us to see beyond the horizon; to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even when that light is still hidden.

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
11/12/2019
BEIT HAKEREM, 1925.
Beit Hakerem – My kind of town

‘There is a spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest… ”

The writer talks strawberries with the team behind Noy Hasadeh: mom Galit, and sisters Noy and Raz.
Pascale's Kitchen: Strawberry season

Strawberries are finally in season, and these juicy red berries can be seen in every market.

Winter festivities  in the Western Galilee
Tour Israel: Winter festivities in the Western Galilee

Every once in a while, Hanukkah and Christmas fall on the same week, and this year happens to be one of those years.

By MEITAL SHARABI
11/12/2019
BOATS AND luxury yachts dot the transparent sea on a sunny summer day in Mallorca, Spain.
The kosher cruise of a lifetime

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
11/12/2019
Israeli Andalusian Orchestra Ashdod brings its talent to Morocco

The Israelis were warmly accepted in Casablanca and the orchestra's CEO, Jacob Ben Simon, got an award for his ongoing efforts to bring his musicians to the festival.

The stirring tale of a stellar recording outfit graces the capital’s Jewish Film Festival
Hitting the Blue Note in Jerusalem

The stirring tale of a stellar recording outfit graces the capital’s Jewish Film Festival

11/12/2019
RABBI ZVI YEHUDA KOOK (right) – whose father Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook founded Mercaz HaRav – stands
Theodor Herzl vs. Rabbi Kook

“As rabbi of Jaffa, Kook was requested to eulogize Herzl who passed away just two months ago. For a rabbi raised in the world of the yeshivas of Lithuania it was a difficult and challenging act."

By YITZCHAK WEISZ
11/12/2019
Herzl’s vision as a celebration of Judaism and life

The seeds for a Jewish transformation, planted by Herzl, were in full bloom at the first Herzl Conference on Contemporary Zionism.

11/12/2019
A nurse prepares a drip bag at the Hospital Roland Mazoin in Saint-Junien, France
Cancer, heart disease named leading causes of Israeli deaths

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics report, differences were identified between leading causes of death among Israel's Jewish and Arab populations.

11/12/2019
MODERN-DAY HERZL: ‘Herzl Smokes’ mural in Jerusalem’s Talpiot neighborhood, 2018.
Theodor Herzl: Visionary of the Jewish state

The “Herzl 2019” Magazine generated robust discussion since it was published three months ago. To continue the conversation, here are three more articles from leading Herzl thinkers.

By DR. ALIZA LAVIE
13/12/2019
SHIRYON FIGHTERS
When will female IDF soldiers see the inside of a tank?

All of us were willing to give our all to our army service and now we’re being told that we’re not good enough because we’re girls’

By SIGAL BEN DAVID
11/12/2019
An IAF Yasur helicopter, often used in search-and-rescue missions
Israel's future air fleet: Not like buying toys at Toys R’ Us

The F-15IA’s assets closely match most missions carried out by the IAF, such as dealing with enemy missile launch sites or terrorist targets on Israel’s northern or southern borders.

A WORKER packs completed orders at an Amazon fulfilment center. These simple brown boxes have ignite
Can free Amazon shipping to Israel...

... lead to inner peace?

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
12/12/2019
Rivlin complains of anti-Israel bias to United Nations ambassadors

While Rivlin welcomed them cordially – emphasizing the fact that they were in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel – he could not refrain from taking a jab at UNESCO.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.
Likud denies Netanyahu mulling preventing election by giving up immunity

The reports said that Netanyahu was holding rounds of consultations on whether to give up his immunity.in order to call the bluff of Blue and White, who made it a precondition for coalition talks.

11/12/2019
Dr. Naomi Azrieli, Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation, announced a gift of $18 million to Yeshi
Azrieli Foundation gifts $18 million to Yeshiva University

The money will continue to support the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, as well as to bolster scholarships.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
11/12/2019
Boeing 737 MAX unveiled (REUTERS/JASON REDMOND)
Israel Aerospace has a fix to get 737 freighters flying again

The Transportation Ministry, which oversees the CAAI, said IAI's proposed solution was being tested by the authority.

By REUTERS
12/12/2019
Protest in front of Labor Court
A-G: families who receive 'pay for slay' payments forfeit state benefits

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has urged the National Labor Court to reject a family's request for state benefits while receiving of 'pay for slay' payments.

The marvels of marble

Since time immemorial, marble has been a stone that evokes luxury and a high quality of life.

By JASON BLACKSHAW
12/12/2019
Likud MK Gideon Sa'ar addresses a delegation of the Israel Alliance Foundation, December 10, 2019
Likud primary likely on December 26

“I will conduct a positive, clean, and pertinent campaign, and present an agenda for Israel's future,” Likud challenger Gideon Sa'ar.

11/12/2019
Labor leader Peretz to Blue and White: Stop giving false hope

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz said on Tuesday night that negotiations could begin if Netanyahu would just reiterate the same commitments he made ahead of the past two elections.

11/12/2019
Yisrael Beteynu leader Avigdor Liberman addresses the media, December 11, 2019
Avigdor Liberman: Everyone to blame for election except me

The Yisrael Beteynu leader accused Prime Minister Netanyahu of acting only out of his own interest.

Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman Tov
Health Ministry D-G commits to NIS 500m. 'health basket' addition

Despite ongoing financial instability, director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov said it was imperative that medical treatments are funded.

12/12/2019
Investigators surround the body of a suicide bomber following an explosion near the Sbarro pizzeria
Palestinian teen suicide bomber honored with plaque at Bethlehem school

Ayyat al-Akras was just 17 when she blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing two and injuring 28, near a supermarket in Jerusalem on March 29, 2002.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
11/12/2019
Alejandro Giammattei plants a tree with KKL-JNF world chairman Daniel Atar
Guatemala's Giammattei: Time to recognize Jewish people's right to Israel

The president-elect, in town on an official visit and in support of the Israel Allies Foundation annual event, visited with local leaders and planted a tree through KKL-JNF in the Hula Valley.

A protester holding an "Abuse isn't Love" sign at a protest against violence against women in Tel Av
NGOs hold ‘trial,’ highlight violence against migrant women

Sponsored by the Organization of Women to Women and the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, the mock trial included the actual testimonies of three female migrant victimsץ

A young David Amato attempting to learn how to play the trumpet, despite an injured right hand
David Amato, a Hanukkah baby who spread his wings

The story of an exceptional man honored with Mexico’s Order of the Aztec Eagle.

By DAVID GEFFEN
10/12/2019
Israel elections:time to vote.
Holding Israeli elections a day before Super Tuesday in the US

Super Tuesday is the most important day in the US primary calendar when fully 14 states will be holding primaries and selecting their delegates.

11/12/2019
(Top of the previous page and above) Two untitled works by Hannan Abu-Hussein featured at this year’
Hannan Abu-Hussein hopes to bring about positive change

Is the paintbrush mightier than the pen?

Edelstein: European ‘boycott of Jewish products’ hurts Israel ties

"“If, God forbid, a country adopts a boycott of Judea and Samaria, the relations between Israel and that country will be harmed," Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said.

Poll: Blue and White expected to gain 37 seats, Likud drops to 33

With Netanyahu heading the Likud the party receives more seats but the right-bloc falters, while Sa'ar leading the party would have fewer votes but the bloc gets strengthened.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
11/12/2019
Demonstrators protest against Chile’s government in Santiago on November 28
Understanding global chaos

While Israelis look inward, staring at our navels and focusing on our exasperating political deadlock, things are happening in the world.

By SHLOMO MAITAL
10/12/2019
USS George H.W. Bush israel
China wins on Haifa port, but fights with US for the future - analysis

China will start running the port in 2021, and the US will need to decide whether to continue to dock its Sixth Fleet there or follow through on its threat to pull out.

Anat Peled and Lev Cosijns, proud recipients of the Rhodes scholarship
Two Israeli women win prestigious Rhodes scholarship

Anat Peled and Lev Cosijns are both delighted to have been awarded the highly prestigious Rhodes scholarship.

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
12/12/2019
UN ambassadors visit Israel, say 'it is like a dream'

"When you come to Jerusalem and Israel, you live what you have read in the Bible. For me, as a Christian, it is like a dream," said Ambassador Perks Master Ligoya from Malawi.

10/12/2019
Nekrutman with a Blessing Bethlehem delegation
David Nekrutman: Connecting Christians

David Nekrutman, 45, is a charismatic man of many talents. An American-Israeli Orthodox Jewish theologian, he is a writer, public speaker and pro-Israel activist

By PAUL CALVERT
10/12/2019
Herzl’s portrait hangs in the Jewish Museum, Vienna
The ancient Jewish art of blending in

For centuries Jews living in the Diaspora had to be constantly on guard and aware of those who threatened their survival.

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
10/12/2019
Ethiopian Israelis celebrate the holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem on November 27
Mequnante’s healing: A reset for Israel and its Ethiopian community?

An Ethiopian kid had been killed by a police officer and this was not investigated; my wife was arrested at a demonstration last week!

10/12/2019
The statue of Jesus and the 12 Apostles on the Mount of Beatitudes in the Galilee
From Mafia ‘associate’ to Christian supporter of Israel

According to official 2018 statistics from the Tourism Ministry, no less than 61% of tourists visiting Israel last year were Christian, while only 22% were Jewish.

10/12/2019
THE KNESSET – lawmakers have different ways of expressing their frustration over the coalition crisi
Knesset to vote on dispersing itself, sending Israel to third elections

Netanyahu and Gantz blame one another for failure to negotiate unity coalition.

11/12/2019
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein
Israeli elections: Likud’s succession struggle is under way

With the legally embattled Benjamin Netanyahu teetering on his throne, a succession battle is effectively under way.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a ceremony to inaugurate a dozen factories in Ashkelon o
Israel elections: Third time lucky?

Israel faces yet another election after both Netanyahu and Gantz fail to form a government.

By MARK WEISS
10/12/2019
A view of the Judean Desert overlooking the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
Masada and its scrolls

Masada was first built as a fortress by a Hasmonean priest Jonathan, either the brother of Judah the Maccabee (152–143 BCE) or Alexander Janneus (103–76 BCE).

By LAWRENCE SCHIFFMAN
10/12/2019
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett visit an army base on the Gol
A battle too important to be left to Netanyahu

Netanyahu is no saint, but the charges are definitely verging on legal terra incognita and paving the way for further judicial imperialism.

By AMIEL UNGAR
10/12/2019
Moshe Dann
The symbol of Masada

The adoption of Masada as a modern symbol for the State of Israel, however, is controversial because of what Josephus wrote took place there.

14/12/2019
NGO puts politicians on empty cans to stop preserving Israeli poverty

On Monday, Latet released their annual "alternative" poverty report, which unlike the State of Israel's official poverty report, measures poverty according to households lacking essential needs.

Moshe Holtzberg,
Israel news: Fourteen Days

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote to Moshe, “Your story continues to inspire everyone. It is one of miracle and hope overcoming tragedy and immeasurable loss.”

10/12/2019
Tourists visit the ancient fortress of Masada
The fall of Masada

Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women and children reportedly chose to take their own lives rather than suffer enslavement or death at the hands of the Roman army.

By JODI MAGNESS
14/12/2019
US investment bank Stifel announces opening of Israel office

The Israel office, Raymond said, will enable Stifel to provide improved service and execution to clients operating in Israel or active in the Israeli market.

10/12/2019
From left - Jon Boydon, Emma Hatton, Jenna Lee-James and Peter Eldridge soak up the applause before
The bohemian rhapsody of Queen Symphonic

The air was full of excitement and curiosity in Tel Aviv last night as the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra took the stage with cast members of the West End's We Will Rock You musical.

By ALEX WINSTON , RACHEL WOLF
10/12/2019
WOMEN IN ISRAEL still earn less than similarly educated men in the same age group, relative to other
Israel's gender pay gap increased in 2018, report finds

The 27.5% gender wage gap shows a significant increase since the 2017 report, when the median gap stood at 24.7%.

10/12/2019
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